Welcome to the Northland Forestry Awards 2021

Congratulations to an industry that was well due recognition for the economic contribution it makes to the local region. Through the initiative of the Northland Forestry Health & Safety Group, the Northland Forestry Awards became a reality.

In 2017 the Awards were held for the second year and grew 200% in attendance by the industry – truly to be applauded! The Northland Forestry H&S Group wanted to continue to celebrate and acknowledge our Northland forest industry and recognise our skilled workforce, so held the awards again in 2019. 2020 saw the cancellation of the awards due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, 2021 will see the return of this highly anticipated event.

The key objectives in having these awards are to benefit the region’s forestry industry in several exciting ways, namely:

  • To attract skilled employees to the region as valued forest industry players
  • To up skill and lift the standard of the skill base of the forestry workforce
  • To provide an opportunity for the Northland’s forest industry to celebrate its skilled professionals
  • To unite industry players
  • To create a healthy and challenging competition amongst the industry

The Northland Forestry Health & Safety Group encourages other businesses within the industry to become involved in this exciting event. It is important that we all share the vision to recognise skilled professionals, applaud them and create a desire to continue to lift the profile of forestry in Northland.

Andrew Widdowson

Representative  |  Northland Wood Council


Skilled Professional of the Year 2019

Michelle Harrison

Wise on Wood

Skilled Professional of the Year 2019
Women in Forestry Excellence 2019

Key Dates 2021

Keep these dates in mind on the lead up to the awards night.

Nominations Launch

Nominations Close 6 weeks later

30 September
Judging complete by

October - November

3 December

Contact Details

Event Manager

Prue Younger
M: 021 276 5484
E: prue@publicimpressions.co.nz
P O Box 12017, Napier 4144

Northland H&S Group

Andrew Widdowson
Northern Area Manager
Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Limited
E: awiddowson@hnrg.com